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. bin laden's trying to take our eye off of the real threat, iraq. >> because they're obsessed. they got to go to iraq! that's what they came to do, start a war with iraq. who cares who's actually going to be a threat to us? look, the c.i.a. had to do a briefing. >> what kind of morons are you? it's not iraq! how stupid are you? it's not iraq! it's bin laden and he's coming. look at this: may one 2001, this is just a partial list, july 29, july 9, july 11 july 24 and the famous one on august 6, they're coming, they're coming, do something do something! you loser you failure. do something! he didn't do anything. that's why he had the stupid look on his face when we got hit reading to the kids, oh, my god they hit us. they weren't just covering their ass. they ignored the intelligence because they had none! >> after the attacks condoleezza rice said: >> this is during the 9/11 commission hearings: >> he made clear to me, that is bush, that he did not want to respond top al-qaeda one attack at a time. he told me he was tired of swatting flies. after 9/11, they call it swatting flies. some o
long war we launched after 9/11 has been ended in iraq. and all of those variables factor into decisions about how we mark this day as americans. but also how our leaders or our would be leaders mark it. how we commemorate 9/11 is a work in progress. we saw today a decision by the white house and the obama campaign to have vice president joe biden mark the day in a way that was not political. it was just about remembering the people who were lost that day and commemorating the sacrifices people have made in this country because of 9/11. while both sides in the presidential campaign suspended their negative ads for the day out of respect for the anniversary, there's no ban on campaigning today. there's no rule about what you can and cannot do. mitt romney gave a speech today before the national guard association in reno, nevada, and at times it sounded like his normal stump speech. he did go out of his way to attack president obama for defense cuts that are part of the sequester deal. which incidentally, are cuts that paul ryan voted for in congress. that's the kind of thin
$1.4 trillion. that includes the wars in iraq examine afghanistan and money for veterans and other military expenditures. it does not include security within the usa. under president obama, the war on terror has cost about $569 billion. approximately 10% of the debt the president has run up in his 3 1/2 years on the job. when people like alan colmes who will join us in a moment say america's debt is largely war driven, the stats don't back that up. mr. obama added $4.4 trillion to the debt during his time in office examine again the war on terror expenditures comprise 10% of that. the important question is has the war on terror been worth the price in blood and treasure? let's run it down. in the combined wars in iraq and afghanistan, nearly 6600 americans have been killed. almost 50,000 wounded. while all life is sacred, those figures are nothing like the vietnam war. however, i believe most historians will look back on the iraq war as being a mistake. we could have brought saddam to his knees by blockading his country. we didn't have to invade it. the weapons of mass destruction
on iraq and saddam hussein. eichenwald writes -- >> to talk about the significance of these findings, we're joined by the author himself, kurt eichenwald, an award winning journalist and contributing editor at "vanity fair." his of a guest today is called, "the deafness before the storm." his latest book, "500 days: secrets and lies in the terror wars." we welcome you to "democracy now!" lay out the chronology for us but a lot of people know august 6, 2001, right before the september 11 attacks, explain then that memo and how you went back. >> that is the way to look at this, which is backwards. in 2004, the 9/11 commission hearings were saying, we want to see these presidential daily greeks. the bush administration fought releasing them. they finally released the august 61, which now have the infamous headline "bin laden determined to strike u.s.." in her testimony, condoleezza rice, the national security adviser at the time, said this was merely a historical document, a review of bin laden and al qaeda and what they've done. when you read it, that is what it was. it was also a red herr
fight against terrorism and secures the global commons. while the war in iraq is over, nearly 70,000 american troops will still remain in afghanistan at the end of the month. our goal should be to complete a successful transition to afghan security forces by the end of 2014. we should evaluate conditions on the ground and solicit the best advice of our military commanders. we can all agree that our men and women in the field deserve a clear mission, they deserve the resources and resolute leadership they need to complete that mission and the country that will provide for their needs when they come home. [applause] the return of our troops cannot and must not be used as an excuse to hollow out our military to devastating defense budget cuts. [applause] it is true that our armed forces have been stretched to the brink and that is all the more reason to repair and rebuild. we can always find places to end waste but we cannot cancel program after program or jeopardize critical missions or cut corners in the quality of the equipment and training will provide to our men and women in un
of foreign service. he was an information management officer. he had served in iraq. he's a father, a father of two children, a devoted husband. we now know what happened to them. so we must continue our strong partnership with libya after the fall of qadhafi. but i call upon the new leadership, call for calm, call for tolerance, call for you're angry. there are ways to do protests and so on. you don't have to go around killing the american ambassador when our air people, our air force flew over libya and our president and our congress work to support this new government coming up. and then there's cairo. because of anger over a video -- and i don't know about this video. i don't know its content. but i do know the outcome, that our embassy in cairo was stormed. they tore down our american flag, they replaced it with another flag. but we are under the flag of the united states of america and our flag is in egypt, our flag is in egypt because we are great allies to the egyptian government and great supporters of the egyptian people as they come through the arab spring and again trying to crea
to step forward and defend our nation. it is a generation that fought in iraq and still fight in afghanistan. let us dedicate our own lives to giving back to our great nation. as one of our nation possibly%, the strength of our democracy has always rested on the willingness of those who believe in its volume and the will to serve to give something back to this country. it is my privilege to introduce to you the man who spoke those words and lives them every day, our secretary of defense, leon panetta. [applause] >> mr. president, mrs. obama, general dempsey, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, and in particular the family members who lost a loved one here on 9/11. 11 years ago, on a morning very much like this, a terrorist attack the symbols of american- trained. -- american strength. they took the lives of citizens from more than 90 countries. it was the worst terrorist attack on america in our history. today people gather across the united states and around the world to remember the tragic events of 9/11. some take part in ceremonies like this. others spent time in q
into another iraq. >> and they've said that that explicitly, about turning libya into another iraq. how did -- so many people are deciding, could you tell me more about those who are very anti nus their sentiment. >> these people did say they do not agree with thisattack. they really felt ashamed by what happened, saying that diplomats here, foreigners here should be protected, but at the same time, they said they reject the presence of any foreign troops or any sort of outside military intervention in libya. they said we've also heard that last year during the revolution, there was unity in the stands of libyans who were fighting the regime of moammar gadhafi. they welcomed the support of nato air strikes, but said they did not want to see any boots on the ground. so at this point, this could be a real controversial issue here in libya. we have to wait and hear, see what the libyan government officials say about this. they have said they're unable to deal with groups. >> and that, nick kristof, let me bring you in here. some people had told her tonight, regular libyans, they don't want ame
in turkey, lebanon, iraq and jordan. >> their needs are overwhelming. churches are doing what they can to help them. >> many people get to jordan with the shirt on their back. >> they bring help and hope to the refugees. many of the syrians move from border camps to arms. >> they have nothing on the floor. they are empty apartments. not the best places in town. >> we met one family helped by the effort. their faces covered to protect their identities. this man is a sunni-muslim who served for the syrian army. that led government agents to torture and imprison them. >> they made it worse for us medics they were seeking information about my friends and their movements. i refused to tell them anything. it was terrible. they beat me so badly, i couldn't lie down for one week. >> he says their captives let them go. they later fled to jordan and now live in this apartment. he is unemployed but it is food deliveries from caring christians that have made a lasting impact to his family. >> they have been a great help to us. i see them as brothers. i don't have a problem with them being from a d
period. according to this new article, cheney continued to argue that we have to go after iraq. even when this intelligence came in, he kept saying that's not what we ought to be doing. we ought to be attacking iraq. so what did you make of that looking at it. of course, he was always the intelligence guy in the white house. he was between bush and the cia guys guys. he was using it his way. what did you think of cheney's role? >> cheney was instrumental and the administration was driven, i think, from the time it came into office by an ideal logical agenda that was based around getting get ing saddam hussein and that movement. considered the unfinished work from 1991 to go in and get saddam hussein. so they were ideologically blinded to what the reality was here in these warnings. and at best in curious about pursuing the hints that were dropped. >> let's take a look at condoleeza rice, who i like personally. but she's saying something i'm afraid that's going to be on her record book. she's testifying before the 9/11 commission. she was quizzed about how much information she discussed wi
in the afghanistan and iraq. >> in addition to all of these festivities, the nation the attack that our nation course of and the world. >> john roberts crews. >> at ground zero, the families of those killed read the names of loved ones. in years past all local and national politicians took part the readings. also in new york, moments of silence were held at the exact the planes went into the tigers -- into the towers. in shanksville, the vice president spoke. he took part in a wreath-laying those on flight 93. those passengers fought back t hijackers before crashing into a field. >> former president bill clinton remembers the lives lost on the campaign trail. tonight, where urged americans to remember by being a good citizen and registering to vote. the first ofnt was having inlinton was support of president obama. the first lady and gop nominee mitt are both planning to campaign in virginia this week. mrs. obama will headline rallies richmond and the university fredericksburg this thursday. will host a rally in fairfax that same day. comes after his wife him there last week. >> breaking news from la
't plant an army in every country around our embassy. in iraq we have because there is a war zone. there still is a small army associated with the embassy. i think there are 17,000 people there in the green zone in iraq. i think that in a war zone, it's a little bit different. i don't want to second-guess the protection, but i do want to second-guess that our response should be very clear to libya and very clear to egypt that if we're going to have an embassy in the country, we need to be saved, and if we're going to spend money, we need to protect our embassy. lou: you believe that governor romney was too quick and too severe in his criticism of the obama administration as he turned a critical eye to the way in which the state department was apologizing to radical islam is at the very moment that they had stormed our embassy in cairo and were within very short order to be killing four americans, including the ambassador of libya? >> my response was very similar to governor romney's. that was to feel like it's not appropriate when the ambassador has been assassinated and your emba
in a military operation in a place like syria, you've got to be prepared, as we learned from iraq and afghanistan, to become the government, and i'm not sure any country, either the united states or i don't hear of anyone else, who's willing to take on that responsibility. the other proposal is to arm the opposition. that's certainly something you can look at, but make sure you know who you're arming and what you're liable to get from that solution. then provide safe havens for people in other countries may be a possibility, but i think stick with the political, diplomatic and economic track for the time being. tavis: again, i'm so tempted to continue picking your brain about these hotspots around the globe, but want to, again, as i promised, get to the text. there are a number of things, a number of political issues, for that matter, decisions that you've made in your life that you finally open up and talk about in the text, which allows me to some degree to continue this line of questioning. for example, you talked for the first time extensively about the un speech, and everybod
is for iraq. this is an issue, this is a problem, it is a threat that the israelis have been thinking about for a very long time. they has been a great deal of effort trying to figure out how to develop a military option to disarm iran, to destroy its nuclear program if they ever chose to do so. and they've been working very deciduous lead at the. but by the same token, you will have noticed that while this is been a topic of an active conversation, some sense is going all the way back to 1991 at the very least, since 2002, israel has not yet exercise that option. it has not done so for good reason. there are all kinds of good reasons not to strike and all kinds of bad reasons involved in a straight. and this is created a conundrum for israel and it has created a conundrum for israel's allies in the region and out. and it is why to this day as iran continues to move forward in defiance of united nations security council resolutions, israelis and their friends, first among them the united states of america, continues to debate whether rice course -- the right course of action is. today we're
by george w. bush to attack iraq in the wake of 9/11. go in, overthrow a dictator, turn the country over to the people and presto. well, violence continues in iraq and people die there everyday. egypt's now in the hands of the muslim brotherhood. mubarak's gone. they had elections there. and yesterday violent mobs assaulted the u.s. embassy compound. in libya moammar gadhafi's gone. the u.s. ambassador and three other people are dead because some terrorists in that country didn't like a movie critical of islam. syria's become a slaughter house murdering the civilian population at will. iran continues the march toward nuclear weapons. i don't want to even think what might happen if they get them. and al qaeda is busy reconstitutes itself in pakistan and half a dozen other countries. the song writer who wrote the phrase, wishing won't make it so, spot-on. and anybody who thinks the middle east is suddenly going to transform itself into a peaceful civilization where majority rules, they just haven't been reading the history books. here's the question, is the arab spring worth it? go to cnn.
with al qaeda in iraq. take a listen. >> the president takes responsibility not just for the words that come from his mouth and also from the words that come from his ambassadors and his administration and from his embassies and from his state department. they clearly sent mixed messages to the world and the statement that came from the administration was a statement which is akin to an apology and i think was a severe miscalculation. >> all right. the bungled obama administration in response to this possible terrorist act has now become a political football with president obama saying this to cbs. please take a listen. >> governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later and as president, one of the things i've learn side you can't do that, that it's important for you to make sure that the statements you make are backed up by the facts and that you've thought through the ramifications before you make them. >> shoot first, mr. president? what are you talking about? your cairo embassy first shot was a misfire. it was an apology and, frankly, i think if it weren't
and iraq. >> i find that sort of understandable. go you think about it, the republicans have been out of the white house since '92. back in '92, the national security threats were other countries. from '92 through 2000, you had members of what became the bush war council involved in national security issues all dealing with iraq. so they come into office in 2001 and they sit down with the clinton beam and the clinton beam said really what you need to worry about is al-qaeda. and what the bush people hear is the biggest threat to our national security is a bunch of guys sitting on a mountain top in afghanistan? >> eliot: it was a foreign language. >> it was a foreign language to them. the inther of 2001 was -- the summer of 2001 was chin tbha, it was russia, it was north korea. the standard national security stuff from ten years earlier. >> eliot: also the residual anger, tbrus -- tbrus ration that the job hadn't been completed. wolfowitz and the others were there at the pentagon saying we want to tbsh the job. >> ri
had a presence in libya. a lot of libyans fought in iraq for al-qaeda and iraq. this is an area we have to worry about building up the strong libyan institution despite the tragedy, because the opportunity is see al-qaeda have a foothold for long time to come. >> bret: michael, elliott, thank you very much. i know the discussion will continue and we'll have you back. >> thank you. >> bret: that brings us to tonight's text to vote question. how important is foreign policy to your vote this november? text sr1 to 36288 for very important. sr2 for somewhat important. sr3 for not important. results a little later. next, taxing the rich takes on a whole new meaning some place else. does your phone give you all day battery life ? droid does. and does it launch apps by voice while learning your voice ? launch cab4me. droid does. keep left at the fork. does it do turn-by-turn navigation ? droid does. with verizon, america's largest 4g lte network, and motorola, droid does. get $100 off select motorola 4g lte smartphones like the droid razr. >> announcer: this is the day. the day that we say
my heart to see iraq fall apart. syria is a contagion affecting the entire middle east. this administration has no concept of the arab spring. they're disengaging on all fronts. the lack of leadership is about to lead to an explosion in the middle east and i hope people start focusing on foreign policy because it really does matter. jenna: you said the region is about to blow up . what do you mean about that specifically. >> about to explode. the american disengagement, lag of leadership, leading from behind is leading to uncertainty and doubt on all fronts. the sunnis, shias and the kurds that were working together well after the surge success have now gone back into their corners. we've got a sort of a hands-off policy towards iraq. there have been no progress in filling ministries and having hydrocarbon law. every group, the sunni, shia and kurds are very disappointed with americans disengagement. allowing assad to murder his own people and have a detached view how syria is after faectsing the -- affecting the entire region is embodiening iran. how will the iranians
state department officer who served during the invasion in iraq, and a former white house middle east adviser, and a mideast editor for "newsweek." joel, i want to start with you. i know you knew ambassador stevens personally. this morning, secretary clinton offered words in reflection of the ambassador's work. take a listen. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, and then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. the world needs more chris steve stevenses. >> now the city that he was murdered, what are you going to remember most? >> he was a wonderful person. i had the honor of working with him in the senate. he was on a fellowship working for senator lugar, a republicen. he was kind and he was a star in foreign service and a former peace corps volunteer, and he gave of himself and served our country. he been the out and promoted america's view of the world and our vision and values and interacted directly in the heat of the battle with people who need to know about the good side of america, and he was the best of america. >> sensitivity for all the people that we lost, and
's great. there's a very strong pro-western sentiment in iraq, but they do feel that interest then waned ask that the central government there needs a lot of support. the sort of support we see in iraq and afghanistan, to give them that sort of security apparatus to control these sorts of elements. >> u.s. sources say they don't believe this was necessarily targeting the ambassador, the u.s. ambassador, and you have intelligence sources yourself saying they had expected something. what do you think was the purpose then of these attacks? >> to attack u.s. interests, and as a result of drone attacks on al qaeda, leaders in libya and elsewhere, yemen as well, this was an opportunity, if you like, to attack u.s. interests. you know, the consulate is more of a soft target than the embassy. this gave them perfect cover to do it, so, yeah, it's basically a response to drone attacks that have been taking out al qaeda leaders very effectively. do not be surprised to see more drone attacks in the days ahead against some of those camps that are in libya. >> all right. michael holmes, thank you very
. over the weekend, you saw al qaeda in iraq, they're back. you saw an incredible amount of attacks. al qaeda in north africa is very active and sifting to algeria and in the aircrafts rainian peninsula and in somalia. we continue to talk about how we decimated this group this, hoargz, they are still there. and when you talk about the fact that you ended the war in iraq, there is only two ways to end a war uwin or you lose. by packing up and leaving, that's not a means to end anything. mast, you embolden your enemies. >> greta: thank you, congressman. >> thank you. >> greta: the day none of us forgets. remembering september 11, a day that forever changed our nation. [ mrs. hutchison ] friday night has always been all fun and games here at the hutchison household. but one dark stormy evening... she needed a good meal and a good family. so we gave her purina cat chow complete. it's the best because it has something for all of our cats! and after a couple of weeks she was part of the family. we're so lucky that lucy picked us. [ female announcer ] urina cat chow complete. and for a delicio
casualties of the iraq and afghanistan wars are laid to rest. they were honoring the victims of flight 93 and their families. biden drew upon his experience with the loss of his wife and his infant daughter 30 years ago. >> my hope for you all is that as every year passes, the depth of your pain recedes and you find comfort as i have, genuine comfort in recalling their smile, her laugh, their touch. >> in wisconsin vice presidential candidate paul ryan met with first responders and members of the wisconsin air national guard. and mitt romney spoke to a conference of the national guard association in reno, nevada. >> i would normally speak to a gathering like this about the differences between my and my opponent opponent's plans for military and for our national security. there is a time and place for that. but this day is not that. >> unfortunately, not all republicans were on the same page as the candidates. several right wingers used 9/11 as a tool to attack president obama. john mccain still bitter about his defeat four years ago went on a rant about president obama's foreign policy ex
.s. ambassador to iraq james jeffries. >>> plus think paying four bucks a gallon for gas is pad? how about nine bucks a gallon? a group of gas stations across the northeast is jacking up its prices in protest. i will talk to the gas station manager hoping to lead the charge to find out why. >>> tech nerds rejoyce. the curtain rises on the new iphone. expectations could not hit higher but does it hit the mark? we'll talk with adam lashinsky. even when they say it's not it is always about money. melissa: and first let's take a look at today's market headlines. stocks to the plus side for a second day but wall street remains cautious. the fed ends its two-day fomc tomorrow. announcement whether more stimulus will be used to jolt the economy is expected. the dow closed up nine points. the euro climbing to a knife-month high versus the dollar. germany's high court refused to block the creation after eu fund. >>> facebook shares soar more than 7% following ceo mark zuckerberg's customers comments since the ipo. zuckerberg admitting mistakes have been made in the recent months. he made it clear that f
out how to develop a military option to disarm iraq, to destroy its nuclear program if they ever chose to do so and i have been working various -- very assiduously at that. by the same token, you will have noticed that while this has been a topic of active conversation, in some senses going all the way back to 1991 at the very least since 2002, israel has not yet exercised that option. it has not done so for good reason. there are all kinds of good reasons not to strike and all kinds of bad reasons involved in a strike. this has created a conundrum for israel and a conundrum for israel's allies in the region and out. and it is why to this day as iran continues to move forward in defiance of u.n. security council resolutions, israelis and their friends, first among them the united states, continues to debate what the right course of action is. we are delighted to have with us lieutenant-general halutz. -- haloutz. he rose to be the chief raufaste of the iaf and the idf. the israeli air force and the israeli defense forces. he served as two of the senior most officers making decisions an
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